Your First Appointment
Before your first appointment, you will be asked to complete a comprehensive medical questionnaire in order to give your physician a full understanding of your medical history and current symptoms. In addition, you may be asked to keep a bladder diary for two full days. During these two days, you will document the amount of your fluid intake and how much you urinate as well as other information about your experiences.
At your first appointment, you will meet with your doctor for approximately 45 minutes, which will allow him or her to examine you and gather needed information to help establish a diagnosis. During the examination, a nurse or a medical assistant will also be in the room with you and the doctor. The physicians in our fellowship program are also involved in your care.
You may be asked to complete additional tests to help your doctor create the best treatment plan for your unique needs. The Center staff will assist you in getting these tests scheduled. Normally you will need to schedule another appointment with the doctor to review his or her findings and the results of any tests you have had performed. Once your doctor has reviewed all this information, he or she will review all treatment options with you.
Most patients are anxious to begin treatment, and we realize it can be frustrating to have to return for a second visit. However, this allows the doctors to fully focus on each patient and not make anyone wait longer than they need to.
After your appointments, your primary care doctor that you listed on your questionnaire will be sent a letter detailing the results of your visit. You will also receive a copy of this letter.